Heathland – British Wildlife Collection

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Heathland – British Wildlife Collection Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC View more from this series: British Wildlife Collection Pages: 432 Illustrations and other contents: 300 colour photos Language: English ISBN: 9781472964748 Categories: , , , , , , , Tag:

Heathlands are so much more than simply purple carpets of heather. This latest addition to the British Wildlife Collection celebrates the diversity and natural history of a distinct and vulnerable cultural landscape. A landscape that can be found throughout the British Isles.

Heathland begins with an introduction to heathlands, how they can be defined and the associated wildlife that may be encountered there. Clive Chatters takes the reader on a geographical tour of suites of heathlands throughout the British lowlands. Including an in memoriam nod to those that have been erased from common memory and understanding. He concludes with a review of how people have perceived and used heathland wildlife over the ages. He also sets out a future vision for this iconic landscape, its unique habitats and the species that live there.

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Chatters' expertise and enthusiasm brings the subject to life as he explores the history and ecology of these wildlife-rich habitats. * BBC Wildlife *

Author Biography

Clive Chatters lives and works in the New Forest, England's largest and most complete heathland landscape. He has spent his career in the front line of nature conservation, in both the statutory and charitable sectors. He is first and foremost a naturalist who enjoys exploring the British countryside and researching the history of how it has been shaped. Clive has written widely, including the Saltmarsh volume of the same series.